George R. Brown Convention Center, Houston, TX
October 15-17, 2008
The SNAME 2008 Annual Meeting features new and expanded conference programming. Based upon industry and SNAME member feedback, the 2008 Annual Meeting will expand its historical technical conference offerings to include a comprehensive technical program and educational offerings in a broader array of professional areas of interest.
In 2008, SNAME will celebrate its 115th anniversary. The theme of the SNAME 2008 Annual Meeting is…”Celebrating our Past, Engineering our Future”. A part of the conference programming will take a retrospective look at the range of changes and innovations that have taken place in our profession and our industry over these past 115 years.
The SNAME 2008 Annual Meeting educational programming will build on the strengths of SNAME’s technical integrity. The 2008 educational programming will include:
1. SNAME peer-reviewed Technical Sessions
2. Ship Production Symposium Sessions
3. T&R Program presentations
4. Student Paper presentations
5. Panel discussions in several different professional interest tracks
7. Exhibitor Innovation Sessions
In addition to these formal educational sessions the new 2008 Annual Meeting format will also include significant opportunities for peer-to-peer networking. The SNAME Annual Meeting is the only professional meeting that includes all of the diverse technical interests and professional specialties in naval architecture, marine engineering and marine sciences.
Networking at the SNAME 2008 Annual Meeting is a great way to keep up with new developments taking place across the entire profession. It’s also a great way to extend your personal contacts and professional resource base.
The EXPO will feature new products and services from some of the leading companies in our industry. Meeting and networking with exhibitors in the EXPO hall and in the networking sessions is a great way to stay current with new technologies and improved methods.
The SNAME 2008 Annual Meeting will once again feature Exhibitor Innovation Sessions in the EXPO hall. Past attendees have found these sessions very helpful in building a more in-depth understanding of new technologies and innovations in our industry. They found the question and answer features of these sessions to be particularly helpful.